I’m scheduled to go into labor next week, so we’re going to put PRO on ice for a while!
In the meantime, I wanted to thank all of our wonderful PROs!!! I feel close to you guys… I’ve met so many of you over the years, and really believe in what you do!
We’re going to be starting an interview series with all kind of vendors in the wedding world, and we need a snazzy new icon for it! Do you have any recommendations?
Also what are you dying to know about wedding vendors? We’ll incorporate some of your questions into their interviews!
Please welcome the latest vendor to join the Weddingbee PRO family, New York based letterpress designer Blue Ribbon Design!
Kimberly will be popping in later today to introduce herself, so please help us give her a warm hive welcome.
We’re excited to welcome the latest PROS to join the hive, Bella Figura! Bella Figura is known not only for their beautiful letterpress stationery, but also for their big commitment to being green. You’ll hear more about their story when they introduce themselves later today. Stay tuned!
We’re going to change the way Weddingbee PRO works a little bit. While we’ll continue to feature some of our favorite up and comers in the industry as regular bloggers, we’re also going to feature a lot more guest posts!
If you want to submit a single-serving guest post, please go here! If there’s a vendor you’d love for us to feature, please feel free to let us know in the comments section!
We look forward to bringing you more of the best the wedding industry has to offer!
I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting Laura, but now that she’s a PRO, I’ll have to get together with her and Punam! Laura will be popping in later today to introduce herself, so please give her a super warm Bee welcome!
John Edgar is no longer at Still Motion (bye John we’ll miss you!), so the lovely Amina will be taking his place. She’s a super talented photographer, and we’re very excited to have her on board! She’ll be introducing herself shortly, but in the meantime, check out these stunning pictures she took at a recent wedding in Jaimaica! Welcome Amina — we’re glad to have you on team Weddingbee!
We’re very excited to introduce the newest member of the Weddingbee PRO family, William Gaff of Human Story Films! William creates documentary style wedding films, and his work is fresh, unique and definitely different than what’s out there today. When I was looking through some of his work, I started tearing up — that’s a testament to how well he captures the relationships and feelings behind each wedding story.
He’ll be introducing himself later today, but in the meantime, please check out an example of his fabulous work below!
Welcome William — we’re so happy to have you here!
When we first started approaching inaugural bloggers for Weddingbee PRO, Hello! Lucky’s name came up several times because they have a fabulous blog (and fabulous products too!). But because they’ve already received so much press, they didn’t really fit into our philosophy of showcasing up and coming talent, and we decided not to approach them.
Then we came up with the Saturday Night Live model where regular cast members blog for 3-6 months, and guest stars pop in for shorter stays. So when Hello! Lucky applied to be a PRO, we thought that they’d make a great guest star! They’ll be contributing their best ideas, tips, and inspiration to Weddingbee PRO over the next month, so stay tuned! I’m also having coffee with one of the founders, Sabrina, tomorrow because she’s in town week for the National Gift Show. It’s always a treat for me to meet our vendors, Bees, and readers!
They’ll be popping in later today to say their official hello. In the meantime, please check out some of their gorgeous custom letterpress work below! (Of course I couldn’t resist the bee invitation. )
When I spoke at the Engage 08 Conference, I mentioned that vendors shouldn’t spam blogs and boards and leave their urls at the end of every comment they leave. A lot of vendors came up to me after I spoke, and admitted that they were totally guilty of this, and were just trying to build their business. I realized that what may totally obvious to a bride may not necessarily be obvious to a vendor!
So I thought I’d write a series on how vendors should and shouldn’t participate on blogs and boards, and how they should and shouldn’t go about contacting the people who run these type of sites. I hope it proves to be helpful to any vendors out there who are trying to navigate the online bridal world.
These are the topics that I have in mind:
Before I get started, thought I’d check in with the vendors and brides out there. Do you have any questions about marketing to brides that you’d like to see addressed?